Jagd auf Nilpferd und Krokodil

Jagd auf Nilpferd und Krokodil

Dating
um 1616
More about this artwork
Rubens presumably received his inspiration for this subject following his close study of Classical art, as depictions of dramatic hunting scenes were very popular even at that time. The realistic depiction of the hippopotamus is presumably based on a stuffed animal that was on show in Rome in 1601. The painting is part of what was originally a four-part cycle of hunting scenes that the Elector Maximilian I had commissioned Rubens to complete for the Old Palace at Schleißheim. After being seized by Napoleonic troops this is the only one of the paintings to have found its way back to Munich.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
4797
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
248,3 x 321,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Jagd auf Nilpferd und Krokodil, um 1616, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GRkKX4RX (Last updated on 30.12.2021)

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